NTCA announces Project of the Year winners
NTCA’s Five Star Contractor Awards were presented for both commercial and residential tile installations. Many submissions were received and judged via the following criteria: Scope (size of project), Complexity (challenges), Technical Soundness (resolution of challenges) and Design & Presentation (overall appearance, layout and artistic value).
This year’s judges included:
Kent Klaser of Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, Inc., San Diego
Gregory Mowat of Forensic Tile Consultants, San Diego
Richard P. Goldberg of Professional Consultants International, LLC, Avon, Conn.
Sponsored by Daltile, NTCA Five Star Contractor Grand Prize Award winners received a custom plaque and were awarded two round-trip airfare tickets and a two-nights hotel stay in Atlanta for the Coverings Show.
Christian Brothers Flooring & Interiors, Inc. of Lakeside, Calif. was the recipient of the NTCA Five Star Grand Prize Award for Commercial Project of the Year. The Mesa Commons installation in San Diego resulted in a striking visual appearance, design and layout, and the complex environmental challenges overcome during construction are those a NTCA Five Star Contractor could solve easily with its specialized training. To bring this spec to life, Christian Brothers Flooring & Interiors had to overcome constraints caused by weather conditions up to 100 degrees and soaring exterior heights. The project was also exemplary in the use of porcelain tile to integrate interior and exterior design with common palette of colors, textures and features.